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15-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Ashok Gehlot meets Nirmala Sitharaman, seeks approval for water projects

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot met Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday and requested the central government to approve the proposals for several drinking water projects and the timely release of funds for the centrally-sponsored schemes.According...

14-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Nirmala Sitharaman holds Pre-Budget Consultation with Economists

The Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman held here today her 6th Pre-Budget Consultation Meeting with the leading Economists in connection with the forthcoming General Budget 2019-20.The main areas of discussion during the...

31-May-2019 Mumbai

Markets surprised at Sitharaman becoming Finance Minister

Indian investors were caught by surprise at the appointment of Nirmala Sitharaman as the Finance Minister on Friday. Sitharaman will also head the Corporate Affairs Ministry.Dalal Street was expecting the Finance portfolio to go to either Amit Shah, who has...

31-May-2019 New Delhi

Nirmala Sitharaman 2nd woman Finance Minister after Indira Gandhi

After being the second woman Defence Minister, the first being Indira Gandhi, Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday became the second woman to head the Finance Ministry, after the former Prime Minister.Sitharaman was among the three women who became part of the Union...

31-May-2019 New Delhi

Nirmala Sitharaman gets Finance Ministry

Nirmala Sitharaman has been assigned the important portfolio of Finance along with Corporate Affairs.With a slowing economy and rising unemployment, her job is clearly cut out. She would be presenting the Union Budget in July.Since she has already served as...

30-May-2019 New Delhi

Nirmala Sitharaman : One of BJP's most persuasive voices

Defence minister in the previous NDA government, Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday took oath as a Cabinet minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new government.Before being elevated as the Defence minister, Sitharaman served as the Minister of State for Finance...

13-May-2019 New Delhi

BJP slams Mayawati for personal attack on Modi

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday hit out at Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati for her personal attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister's remarks were made out of frustration as her defeat...

07-May-2019 Kolkata

Talk about AgustaWestland before Rafale: Nirmala Sitharaman

Attacking the Congress for raising questions on the Rafale deal, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said the opposition party must first give answers on the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal and Backops before talking about the BJP and...

07-May-2019 Kolkata

'TMC the Tushtikaran mafia congress': Nirmala Sitharaman

Terming West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) as "Tushtikaran (appeasement) Mafia Congress", Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday accused Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of carrying out "politics of appeasement" and mafia rule in the state."Mamata...

02-May-2019 New Delhi

Pulwama, Balakot made China change Azhar stance: BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here on Thursday said the classification of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) was "a big victory" for India and its diplomacy under the Narendra...

22-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi has lost credibility: Nirmala Sitharaman

Defence Minister and BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said Congress President Rahul Gandhi has lost his credibility after he expressed regret over his remarks on the Supreme Court's order in the Rafale jet deal.The apex court had asked the Congress President...

11-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Nirmala Sitharaman lauds IAF for flawless Balakot strike

A day after Pakistan shepherded internal and foreign media to the site where Indian bombs dropped on February 26 in air raid, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman lauded the Indian Air Force for "flawless execution of the Balakot strikes and subsequent...

10-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Rahul's Rafale remarks near-contempt of court : Nirmala Sitharaman

Hitting out at Rahul Gandhi, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said the Supreme Court's ruling on the Rafale issue is not a setback for the government and alleged that the Congress President has not only misinterpreted the court's verdict but...

02-Mar-2019 New Delhi

Nirmala Sitharaman visits Wing Commander Abhinandan in hospital

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday visited Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman at an armed forces medical facility here and enquired about his health.She was accompanied by senior Indian Air Force (IAF) officials. Abhinandan looked fine and sat...

24-Feb-2019 Bangalore

Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman visits the site of fire incident

Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman today visited the site of fire incident of Aero India 2019, which is currently in progress at Yelahanka Air Force Base. Officials from Indian Air Force, State Fire Services and State police were present at the spot. She was...

30-Jan-2019 New Delhi

Ram temple should be built at Ayodhya : Sumitra Mahajan

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said on Wednesday that she was a "Ram Bhakt" and wanted a Ram temple to be built at Ayodhya.Talking to reporters after an all-party meeting here ahead of the Budget session of Parliament, she said almost everyone assured...

28-Jan-2019 New Delhi

Republic Day parade: JK bags 2nd best tableau prize

The Tableau from Jammu and Kashmir depicting the composite culture of the State at the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi has won the 2nd prize.Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman presented the  awards to the winning teams at an event here today.The...

19-Jan-2019 New Delhi

Nirmala Sitharaman slams 'attempts to sabotage, stop' Rafale deal

Asserting that Rafale fighter jet is integral to the country's strategic interests, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday slammed attempts to "sabotage" and "stop the deal" for acquiring 36 fighter aircraft in a ready-to-fly condition.In her special...

14-Jan-2019 Andaman and Nicobar

Nirmala Sitharaman Reviews operational preparedness of A&N command

Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman visited Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) on 13 & 14 January 2019. On arrival at INS Utkrosh, Port Blair on 13 January 2019, she was received by Commander in Chief, Andaman and Nicobar Command (CINCAN) Vice Admiral Bimal...

07-Jan-2019 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi, Nirmala Sitharaman lock horns on HAL contracts

The sniping over Rafale deal showed no signs of ending with the Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday challenging Prime Minister Narnendra Modi for a debate on the Rafale deal and accusing Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman of "lying" over the contracts...

21-Dec-2018 Gandhinagar

Cong spreading lies on Rafale : Nirmala Sitharaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said the Congress was misleading the country on Rafale and Sohrabuddin issues, but the truth was out after court judgments.The Defence Minister was in Gandhinagar to inaugurate and address the BJP Mahila Morcha Sammelan."Just...

17-Dec-2018 Mumbai

Nirmala Sitharaman defends Rafale deal

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday targeted the Congress for "knowingly misleading" the people over the pricing of the Rafale fighter jets and hinting at corruption in the deal.Addressing the media, she accused the Congress and the Gandhi family of...

14-Dec-2018 New Delhi

India, Russia discuss defence cooperation

The 18th meeting of the India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Military Technical Cooperation (IRIGC-MTC) was on Thursday co-chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and her Russian counterpart General Sergei Shoigu.In the framework of the bilateral...

27-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Raksha Mantri Launches ‘Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti’

Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman has formally launched ‘Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti’, here today. The event showcased salient inventions and innovations achieved by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs)...

27-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Defence Minister nudges DRDO to get 'nimble' in R&D

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday asked the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) to "introspect" and energise its research and development initiatives.Launching Mission 'Raksha Gyan Shakti', an initiative that encourages scientists...

11-Nov-2018 Itanagar

India, China key players globally : Nirmala Sitharaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said that India and China were the key players in all global developments and issues."Today we both cannot deny each other's significance and dominance, especially in Asia and South East Asia. The need of the hour...

11-Nov-2018 Itanagar

Nirmala Sitharaman discusses land issues with Arunachal CM

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday co-chaired a high-level meeting with Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu to discuss land acquisition for defence purposes in the state bordering China, Myanmar and Bhutan.The meeting was also attended by...

09-Nov-2018 Nashik (Maharashtra)

Nirmala Sitharaman unveils M777, K9 howitzers for Army

Signalling a major milestone towards capacity building and enhancement of the Army, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday dedicated three top globally combat-proven weapons to the nation which got its Bofors Howitzer three decades ago.The latest acquisitions...

07-Nov-2018 Itanagar

Nirmala Sitharaman celebrates Diwali with troops in Arunachal

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday celebrated Diwali with soldiers and their families at Hyulong in Arunachal Pradesh.The Minister was greeted by village elders from the Mishmi tribe.In a video uploaded on her official Twitter handle, the Minister...

15-Oct-2018 New Delhi

DRDO pays tribute to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on his Birth Anniversary

Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) celebrated the 87th Birth Anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, the former President of India and DRDO chief at a function in DRDO Bhawan here today. Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman graced...

25-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Defence Acquisition Council Meets Today

Raksha Mantri chaired the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC),which met here today.In furtherance of efforts to reduce timelines in defence procurements and streamline Defence Procurement Procedures, the DAC discussed and approved several amendment to DPP-16,...

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